Bar Association speaks out against retrospective legislation


The Bar Association has condemned cynical moves by the New South Wales Government to retrospectively extinguish important property rights of farmers, which were recently upheld by the Supreme Court in _Brown & Anor v Coal Mines Australia. _Senior Vice-President Bernie Coles QC spoke on ABC 702, Radio National and ABC New England against the Mining and Petroleum Legislation Amendment (Land Access) Bill 2010, which was debated in both the Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council. Transcripts of Coles QC's radio interviews are available in the Bar Library.

**22 April 2010 **

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